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Hi all, it's been a long time.

So, I took the plunge and picked up a 4670k and a couple sticks of DDR3. Now I just need a Mobo to pull it all together.
I have no idea where any of the manufaturers are these days - I've had an nForce 4 MSI motherboard (4.2GHz on a P4, anyone?), an Asus P5n 650i? and a Gigabyte H[something or other]-UD3P and had trouble with all but the Gigabyte, not that that means anything these days.

So, I need a Motherboard:
  • PCI slot (yeah, I know). I've killed too many USB soundcards / DACs while my X-Fi keeps going strong. Also I don't really want a new PCI-E soundcard as I like how this one sounds.
  • Let me flex the 4670k & mess around with RAM timings and stuff - Nothing extreme, but this is Overclock.net, right? Can I do this with H and P chipsets, or do I need the Z?
  • Stable. No silly teething issues, Vdroop, sometimes-I-don't-post-for-no-reason, you know the sort. I'm bored of that.
  • Maybe Crossfire. Have played about with Crossfire and SLi in the past, they're fun, but this isn't a deal breaker
  • The smaller the better. Willing to sacrifice Crossfire for mATX.
  • 4xDIMM slots, essential

Suggestions like "Get a PCI-E to PCI converter and mod your case like this" are welcome if anyone's come across build threads with this sort of thing.

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Edited by Kahuna513 - 6/19/13 at 4:52am
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http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-109-AK

I run the Extreme6 and have had no issues getting to 4.8Ghz with 2800 memory
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You're in the UK?
Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H. Now with 20% rebate.

http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php?topic=12542.0

PCI ? yes : http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4488#sp

OC? Yes. Has PowIRStage which is the best in the market ... and you need Z87

Stable? For all intents and purposes yes, but Haswell in general is a new platform\

SLI/Crossfire? has it

4 DIMM slots? yes


For smaller boards I'd look at the Asus GRYPHON Z87, but it lacks a PCI slot like most mATX. You probably won't be able to SLI/Crossfire well due to the GPU spacing limitation of MicroATX though.

The Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H and Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 microATX boards do have PCIe x1 but no PCI.
Edited by AlphaC - 6/19/13 at 11:26am
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